Our People

Our Staff

Managed by an Executive Director, the Te Matatini office is responsible for:

  • distributing funding for regional kapa haka development and national school competitions;
  • organising Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival;
  • co-ordinating international opportunities to showcase kapa haka overseas;
  • co-ordinating one off kapa haka events and productions;
  • growing sponsorship and revenue for Te Matatini and kapa haka development;
  • managing government and sponsor relationships; and
  • Government reporting.
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Carl Ross

Chief Executive

Kylie Brown

Principal Advisor

Te Pou Mitchell

Kapa Haka Administrator

Lia Forrest

2017 Festival Coordinator

Te Muiora Parata

Kapa Haka Admin Support

Mihimaraea Parata Gardiner

Administration Support Officer

Maraea Pukeke-Pine

Administration Support Officer

Alanie Thomson

Executive Officer